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Stray bullet, firecracker-related incidents in Cagayan down 40% as of December 28

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Cagayan said they have recorded lower number of stray bullet and firecracker-related incidents this year so far.

In a statement on Wednesday, December 28, Jane Taguinod, Disease Surveilance Coordinator of the Provincial Epidemiology Surveilance Unit of PHO, said the number is down by 40%, based on the reported incidents from December 21-28 this year.

Taguinod said only 3 cases were reported them compared to last year, which had 5 cases on the same span of dates.

The victims this year were 9-year old and 8-year boys from Sto Niño and Ballesteros towns respectively. Both are victims of lantaka (improvised bamboo cannon).

A 66-year old woman from Gattaran was reported to be a victim of stray bullet.

Taguinod said they are monitoring incidents like these until the celebration of New Year. -Northernforum.net

 

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